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Mills, Shirley J.; Huerta, Jeffery J.; Watt, Karen M.; Martinez, Jorge – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
This study examined the perceptions of teachers and administrators with regard to AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) teacher leaders. The purpose was to compare whether teachers and administrators agree on the types of attributes needed for teacher leaders involved in implementing AVID as a school reform effort. Results revealed that…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Maxwell, Gerri M.; Locke, Leslie Ann; Scheurich, James Joseph – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
An exploratory investigation was conducted into the motivations and leadership traits of five rural school superintendents who over time evidenced a commitment to social justice. This effort meets a call in the research literature by Furman (2012), who noted that "to date, the literature offers few specifics about the actual practice of…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Rural Schools, Social Justice, Resilience (Psychology)
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Bennett, Jeffrey V.; McKee, Tiffany; Martin, Staci – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
This case study describes collaboration between business executives and superintendents to influence local/regional K-12 educational change. Specifically, we examine participant like-mindedness about the ethics and appropriate focus of K-12 intermediary collaboration, the extent of democratic functioning, and key individuals to involve. Data…
Descriptors: Superintendents, School Business Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Case Studies
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Margolis, Jason; Huggins, Kristin Shawn – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
This article examines teacher leader role development and definition by looking at one emergent model of distributed leadership: the hybrid teacher leader (HTL). HTLs are teachers whose official schedule includes both teaching K-12 students and leading teachers in some capacity. Participants included six HTLs across four school districts over 2…
Descriptors: Leadership Qualities, Elementary Secondary Education, Definitions, Teacher Leadership
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Ropers-Huilman, Becky – Journal of School Leadership, 2003
Discusses concepts of witnessing and advocating and their use in educational leadership. Includes case study and teaching exercises in the use of these concepts in teaching educational leadership. (Contains 36 references.) (PKP)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Training
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Bridges, Edwin; Hallinger, Philip – Journal of School Leadership, 1997
Presents scenario for the future of school leadership and discusses role of problem-based leadership development. This scenario fosters several assumptions concerning capacities needed by future school leaders: ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment; attitudes and skills in lifelong learning; more varied leadership roles; and increased…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduate Study
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Kowalski, Jackie; Oates, Arnold – Journal of School Leadership, 1993
As school-based management and collaborative decision making are implemented in the educational system, the superintendent's traditional "clockworks" role will undergo transformation. This article explores the necessary leadership characteristics and skills for assuming this new role. Superintendents must be instructional, transformative, and…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Decentralization, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership Qualities
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Craig, Robert P.; Norris, Cynthia J. – Journal of School Leadership, 1991
Describes an effort to incorporate personal values awareness into a university preparation program aimed at future school administrators. This model allows future leaders opportunities to identify the values governing their actions, clarify their philosophical leadership foundations, reflect on current educational practices, and determine…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduate Study, Leadership Qualities
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Golanda, Eugene L. – Journal of School Leadership, 1991
The assistant principalship is poorly defined and structured, does not provide personal fulfillment for its occupants, and does not function effectively as a preparation grounds for future principals. The position should be used as a career position exclusively, until it can be permanently eliminated through restructuring. (59 references) (MLH)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Internship Programs, Leadership Qualities, Management Development
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Lyons, James E. – Journal of School Leadership, 1993
Summarizes a study to determine the qualities sought by school boards when employing superintendents, as perceived by superintendent search consultants. Highly desirable qualities included performance in previous positions, performance during the interview, evidence of leadership and managerial skills, communication skills, and experience and…
Descriptors: Administrator Qualifications, Boards of Education, Consultants, Elementary Secondary Education
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Nir, Adam E. – Journal of School Leadership, 2000
Investigates the extent that principals' managerial behavior is related to their beliefs about control. Argues for a negative relation between extreme locus of control and perspectives used by individuals for strategic and long-term plans. "Extreme control" principals produce strategic plans with shorter perspectives. (Contains 56…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Behavior, Beliefs, Elementary Secondary Education
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Atkinson, Nancy J.; Wilmore, B. Elaine – Journal of School Leadership, 1993
The Management Profile, developed at the Texas A & M University Principals' Center, has considerable potential as a comprehensive strategy for evaluating and developing educational administrators. This article reviews progress in refining the profile's use, including identification of performance criteria, standardization of decision rules for…
Descriptors: Administrator Evaluation, Assessment Centers (Personnel), Elementary Secondary Education, Job Performance
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Grady, Marilyn L.; And Others – Journal of School Leadership, 1994
Summarizes a study to identify the sources of job satisfaction, job benefits, sources of self-fulfillment, and personal strengths that women bring to the superintendency. Based on 51 interviews with urban and rural women superintendents, results showed that both groups have similar leadership characteristics befitting a new model that values…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Elementary Secondary Education, Job Satisfaction, Leadership Qualities
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Daresh, John C.; Gantner, Myrna W.; Dunlap, Karen; Hvizdak, Marianne – Journal of School Leadership, 2000
A survey of over 30 "expert" Southwest principals revealed several characteristics of effective principals: possessing technical skills influenced by human relations and legal mandates, creating an inviting culture, building community, being ethical practitioners, and understanding relationships. Respondents also identified 28 components…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Education, Administrator Effectiveness, Community
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Reilly, David H. – Journal of School Leadership, 1993
Addresses two levels of educational leadership, focusing on a second-level envisionment that transcends national interests and aims to improve the social conditions of all nations and all individuals. This new leadership definition has policy implications that should be supported by resource allocations and a forum promoting education as an…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Definitions, Educational Administration, Educational Benefits
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